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How racism, global economics, and the New Jim Crow fuel black America’s crippling jobs crisis.

Why should those worth hundreds of millions pay tax at the same rate as those who are middle class?

We are in a jobs crisis, not a deficit crisis, and activism groups like US Uncut have taken to the streets to help change this dialogue.

Modern capital is in crisis, and neoliberalism, which redistributes wealth upward, keeps the zombie shambling forward, hungry and blindly grasping.

The delusion of a classless society in which opportunity is equally distributed is the most effective deception perpetrated by our moneyed elite.

Are We All Black Americans Now?

More and more Americans are learning what it feels like to be unsafe and unprotected. In other words, they're learning what it's like to be black.

What Social Network?

For the condo-buying, sushi-eating Beltway elite, the recession is over. For the rest of America—not so much.

After years of fraying, the US social compact is in danger of coming apart altogether. Will Americans fight back?

 As the right works to portray Obama as a socialist, John Nichols explains how positive socialist ideals have been blacklisted from our political discourse. 

The assault on public employee unions is the next phase of a the forty-year campaign by the rich against the rest of us.

Blogs

What looks like a night of “chaos” in Baltimore was just one freeze-frame in a long arc of urban crisis.

May 1, 2015

Protesters on both sides of the border are revolting against the same transnational policing and trade policies. 

April 28, 2015

Why that’s a big win for the poor, people of color, and economic justice in general.

April 20, 2015

Yesterday’s strikers ranged from retail and fast food workers to adjuncts and caregivers—all those ousted from the 1 percent economy.

April 16, 2015

More education helps an individual woman earn better, but it doesn’t erase the gender wage gap.

April 14, 2015

Los Angeles City Council members are considering the benefits of raising the wage to $15.25 per hour.

April 1, 2015

Fifteen former students of the for-profit Corinthian college chain are launching a debt strike to allow other debtors to do just that. 

February 23, 2015

Irish activists fighting a plan to increase the cost of water have an unlikely ally in their corner: the Detroit Water Brigade.

January 29, 2015

The 1 percent has captured the majority of gains since the Great Recession in most states.

January 26, 2015

The president will use his State of the Union Address to propose new taxes and fees on very rich people and very big banks.

January 18, 2015